How to get into Commercial Law
Introduction and opportunities in Commercial Law
Complexity Easy Duration 10 - 15 min
In this module we're joined by ex-Freshfields Lawyer and the CEO of City Careers Series, Jake Schogger. As a qualified lawyer, Jake shares insider tips about the sector throughout this module as well as the different opportunities open to students and graduates in the law sector. Start here to gain an idea of what you can expect from your job once you're a lawyer, plus much more.
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Presenter
Jake Schogger
Jake Schogger
City Careers Series, Founder & CEO
After starting his career as a corporate lawyer, Jake now works as a freelance business consultant for some of the most exciting growing businesses in London. While at university, he set up City Careers Series which offers a range of guides to help students break into competitive City-based careers. Since then, through his books and talks, Jake has helped 50,000+ students with their applications.
After starting his career as a corporate lawyer, Jake now works as a freelance business consultant for some of the most exciting growing businesses in London. While at university, he set up City Careers Series which offers a range of guides to help students break into competitive City-based careers. Since then, through his books and talks, Jake has helped 50,000+ students with their applications.
Lessons in this module
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1. Careers in the commercial legal sector
There are many law firms who offer insight weeks, vacation schemes and training contracts and it can be tricky to know how to differentiate between them. This lesson will help you think about the different types of firms out there and which one you suits you, both culturally and in terms of their specialisms.
3 - 4 minutes
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2. The opportunities open to you after you qualify
In this lesson, Jake talks through the different options available to you once you've completed your training. You'll gain a broader understanding about the exciting opportunities post-qualification, whether you continue your legal career in-house or elsewhere.
2 - 3 minutes
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3. The opportunities open to students and graduates
You've decided that a legal career is for you but may not know where to start. Whether you're in your first, second or final year of university Jake shares key insights on the types of opportunities available to you and what your career trajectory could look like.
3 - 4 minutes
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4. Life as a commercial lawyer
In this final lesson, Jake draws from his own experiences to tell you more about what life looks like as a trainee solicitor right the way through to partner level. Gain valuable knowledge that will help you know more about the roles held by people that could be interviewing or managing you.
2 - 3 minutes
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